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Please reccomend a gaming headset with mic in $50 to $100 range

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Hello OCN,
I took a look at the Newegg sponsored "community choice awards" and i wasn't impressed, nor do I think it gives us an accurate spectrum of quality headsets.

Can someone recommend a decent headset? my preferred requirements:
- Wireless ONLY if it takes AA/A batteries, or can work with a cord aswell. Generally speaking im not a fan of wireless headsets because the batteries are pain in the ass to constantly charge.
- must have mic
- I prefer an audio jack as opposed to USB, but I am open to anything honestly. I haven't done research on the pros/cons, but in my experience the USB ones i have used in the past have diver issues. Also, I could potentially use those headsets on my laptop/ipad/iphone if i travel. Obv won't look as snazzy with a mic sticking out, but whatever.

Also, I may or may not get a soundblaster audio card in the future.

that is all.
in a nutshell, USB vs auidio jack?
Price range up to $100


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let me add that, i would also be open to having a headset without a mic and just have an external on.e don't care too much.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826158175

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Most people recommend headphones + external mic for better sound quality and value. I modded my current headphones to include a mic because I haven't had good luck with less expensive external microphones. If you want a headset I would recommend the Steelseries Siberia's. They are cheap ($60-100 depending on where you purchase) and I've read that they are comfortable. As for USB or 3.5mm I would go with 3.5mm audio jack instead of USB.

http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-Siberia-Full-Size-Gaming-Headset/dp/B002Q8IHDQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1385131744&sr=8-2&keywords=steelseries+siberia+v2

Link to OCN recommended audio products
http://www.overclock.net/t/1014902/ocns-most-recommended-audio-products#post_13493402
Edited by mint567 - 11/22/13 at 7:03am
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creative headsets are the best, they come with 3d positional audio similar tech to amd true audio

I've owned
steel siberia from steelseries
astro m50's YUCK, that reviewer on youtube is totally wrong I've payed 170 dollars for this headset and it sucks no 3d at all and only bass, crackles on guitar music.
I've had my most fun with the creative headsets of mine
the Sigma and the Alpha USB headsets.

keep in mind Creative has been making audio for the current Haswell motherboards
custom soundcard is built into the headset
they also come with a sound modifier by THX
also a voice mod so you can sound like a toddler
compatible with all games
Edited by treedude - 11/23/13 at 3:47am
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Creative Tactic Alpha 3D or Omega 3D

i would also recommend looking into Corsair headsets
they a bit overpriced they are pretty good\


theres some sale going on for the alpha
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826158092
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